More Trump whining
April 14, 2016 Leave a comment
Donald Trump is at it again.
He has been campaigning officially for around a half a year. So would he know about how things work with the Republican Party? But no.
“The system, folks, is rigged. It’s a rigged, disgusting, dirty system.” Trump told supporters at a rally in Albany, New York on Monday night.
Heading to the convention in July in Cleveland, he could actually lose the party’s nomination while still having the most delegates. Problem is that he may never get at least 50% of the delegates needed.
When the GOP campaign started, there was over a dozen candidates. That dwindled down to a bunch and now three. When a candidate bows out prior to the convention, the delegates won by that candidate is still with the candidate [however at the convention, any candidate can change their mind].
Trump is whining again because he believes he should be the winner prior to the convention even though he may not have the majority of the delegates before the convention.
He can’t re-write the rules or have them re-written to please his big fat ego.
The party itself doesn’t want Trump. He is the lesser of two evils [between him and Ted Cruz]. Cruz is not the party’s favorite but at least he doesn’t embarrass the part like Trump does. And Cruz is a legitimate Republican. Trump has flirted with the left wing years before.
Trump also whined during the rally that he has 2 million more voters who have voted for him in this campaign [understandable since he is leading – it is not like he and Cruz are tied in delegates but he has 2 million more voters].
“The rules were set last year. Nothing mysterious –nothing new. The rules have not changed. The rules are the same. Nothing different,” saying RNC chairman Reince Priebus.
I guess Trump doesn’t read anything. The rules weren’t changed last week.
If the party has a preference in who they want, they can push for that candidate as long as they don’t break or modify any rules while the campaign is going on.
In Saratoga, New York Trump said “You see what’s happening to me and Bernie Sanders. It’s a corrupt deal going on.”
Like Trump, Sanders is not a true Democrat. He actually is an independent who is left leaning. All that the Democratic Party needs to do is put the party weight behind someone not in their party.
Six in 10 Republican voters said in a recent CNN/ORC poll that if no major candidate earns a majority of the delegates headed into the convention, those delegates should nominate the candidate who entered with the largest pool of delegates. That candidate would most almost certainly be Trump.
Is this democratic? But wouldn’t that be rewriting the rules? If they are doing it on their own, that is one thing.